Do you want to find missing files from WD Passport?

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I had WD passport & I had stored my important documents in it. Today when I connected it to my system, I cannot access the data from it. I am really frustrated, don’t know what to do. It contains my important files. Is there any way to get back data from WD Passport? Please help me….

Now days WD passport hard drive is popular because of its portability among common users & businessmen. It is a good choice for keeping backup of important files. You can store all types of files in it. However loss cannot be spared & occurs mostly due to mistake done by human or system error. Wondering how to recover data from WD passport? You don’t have to worry, because the data that you have lost can be recoverable. You can make use of Data recovery tool to find all missing files from WD passport. But you need to keep in mind that to restore all files back you should not overwrite your drive by adding or saving new files as it may lead to the loss of files from it.

Facts responsible for loss of files from WD external HDD:

  • Format Errors: When you connect the WD drive to your system, you may encounter an error message: "The drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" Under such  situation, if you click the option "No", the files remain inaccessible so it compels you to press “Yes” so that you can be free of format errors or corruption but it leads you to lose all the files stored on WD Passport external hard drive
  • Virus Infections: If you connect WD Passport to your virus infected system then your external drive may get infected by viruses. Some situation under which virus can enter to your drive are while downloading files from the Internet, connecting virus affected external storage, attaching infected emails etc. It not only makes your files inaccessible but also slows down the performance of the system and corrupt WD external hard drive.
  • Using cut +paste option: Using “CUT + PASTE” commands for copying files from the WD drive to your computer causes data loss. You may also lose files due to sudden power failures, sudden system termination and removal of WD Passport when file transfer is taking place.
  • Accidental Deletion of Files: You may accidentally erase some of the files from your WD Passport drive. When files get deleted from any external storage device, it does not get stored in Recycle Bin instead it gets removed from the system.
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Keeping backup of important files is the best thing to do. But if there is no backup then you have to use data recovery tool to recover files from the WD hard drive. It provides a recovery for not only WD Passport but also for all types of storage devices like memory card, USB drives, flash drives, FireWire drives, memory stick etc. Follow the link to know the procedure of file recovery from memory stick. It can also recover files after unintentional deletion, file system corruption, virus attack, format error, and abrupt removal and so on. You can also recover deleted partition data after partitioning error, fragmentation error, virus infection, etc. It also supports all versions of Windows & Mac OS.

Steps to follow to get back files from WD Passport

Step 1: Connect WD Passport & then run the Data recovery program to get back lost files from WD Passport. From the main screen select "Recover Files". Then select "Recover Lost Files" or "Recover Deleted Files" and go to next step.

How to Recover Data from WD Passport - Main Screen

Fig A: Main Screen

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Step 2: Select WD Passport from the list of available drives & then start the recovery program

How to Recover Data from WD Passport - Select WD Passport

Fig B: Select WD Passport

Step 3: You can view the list of restored files as shown in Fig

How to Recover Data from WD Passport - View Recovered Data

Fig C: View Recovered Data

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